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1 A Gentleman. THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN; OR, ETIQUETTE AND ELOQUENCE. A BOOK OF INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO BECOME BRILLIANT OR CONSPICUOUS IN GENERAL SOCIETY, OR AT PARTIES, DINNERS, OR POPULAR GATHERINGS.
New York Dick & Fitzgerald 1860 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
335 pp + (12) pp publisher's catalog, 7 1/2" H. Medium brown cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration, gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Publisher's advertising on endpapers. Title page continues: "Containing Model Speeches for All Occasions, with Directions How to Deliver Them. 500 Toasts and Sentiments for Everybody, and Their Proper Mode of Introduction. How to use wine at table, with rules for judging the quality of wine, and rules for carving. Etiquette; or, proper behavior in company, with an American code of politeness for every occasion; and etiquette at Washington. Remarkable wit and conversation at table, etc., etc., to which are added, the Duties of Chairmen of Public Meetings, and rules for the orderly conduct thereof, together with valuable hints and examples for drawing up preambles and resolutions." Subjects covered include: American's Toast to the Queen of England; Balls in Washington; Deportment in the Street; How to call on the President of the United States; Masonic Toasts, Naval and Military Toasts; On Dress; Opinion of Lord Byron on Eating; Port Wine; Road-maker's Toast; Strong-minded Women; Sam Slick's Speech on the Clergy; Niagara Falls; Speech on Prize-fighting; Table Wit; Speech of an Undertaker; Art of Drinking Wine, etc. Fading to spine color and very light fading to edges of boards, light edge wear - one corner has moderate wear, some darkening and tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, small edge tear on front free endpaper - archivally taped, small tear on inside front hinge, previous owner's embossed name stamp on title page, two very small stains on page 5, a few tiny stains on some pages throughout book. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
2 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
3 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
4 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA:  THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND., Croft, Melba Morris.
5 Croft, Melba Morris. FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA: THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND.
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
BEN:  THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE., Cumming, Primrose.
6 Cumming, Primrose. BEN: THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Harold Burdekin, photographs. 
95 pp, 8 7/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with white and blue lettering on spine, blue lettering and white illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Charming story of Ben, a brewery horse who is 'retired' to the country after years of pulling drays on London's hard streets cause him to develop problems with side bones. As a farm horse, Ben leads a productive life, much valued by Mr. Comyn, the farmer. An interesting look at a year on an English farm pre World War II. Very soft bump at top corner of pages, some light finger marks and soft wrinkles from handling on some pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, small soft bump to top corner of boards, a few light soiling and rub marks on rear board, color of title lettering on spine has faded. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Frank, Barbara E. MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS: ART AND HERITAGE IN WEST AFRICA.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, (1998), Ist printing. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1560987944 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos and drawings. "Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and l eatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only by the wives and female relatives of blacksmiths. Leather objects such as knife shea t h s , a m ulet cases, and, more recently, western-style shoes and bags are produced by male leatherworkers. While these objects display features common to those of other West African groups, the manner in which they are produced has remained dis ti nc tl y M an de . Analyzing the work of Mande potters and leatherworkers, (the author) argues that studying craft technologies in addition to object styles is essential to reconstructing the art heritage of an ethnically complex region. Drawing on ar cha eo lo gic al and historical evidence as well as her field research in Mali, she shows how tools and practices such as potters' use of convex molds and leatherworkers' adherence to specific knife blade shapes serve to distinguish the good s ma de b y Ma nde ar tist s f rom those of neighboring groups. She also discusses the pride the potters take in their healing and spiritual knowledge, and the sense of difference between craftsmen who specialize exclusively in leatherworking and those who doubl e as bar ds an d mu sicians. Examining the roles of Mande leatherworkers and potters in the rise and fall of empires, the development of trans-Saharan trade networks, and the spread of Islam, Frank questions the 'one-tribe, one-st yle' i nterp retati ons t hat h ave do minat ed studies of West African art. Focusing on two traditions that have been little studied, (this book) explores the complex, shifting relationships among the identities of Mande craftspeople, the objects they cr eate, and the techn ologie s they use." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, barcode label on rear paste-down. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top of rear panel . very l ight r ubbing. Very G ood+/Ve ry Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HOME OF MY YOUTH:  HANOVER., Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth.
8 Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth. HOME OF MY YOUTH: HANOVER.
Hanover, Ontario Hanover Public Library 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8 11/16' H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, map. A local history of Hanover, Ontario, looking at its people, politics, businesses, schools, churches, etc. A few pages with a tiny crease at top corner, two tiny faint stains in top margin of page 183, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
9 Horak, Jiri and Carruth, Jane. Translated by Alice Denesova. FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM BOHEMIA.
London Hamlyn 1973 0601071387 / 9780601071388 Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jiri Trnka. 
186 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark plum cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, full-page colour illustrations and smaller b&w drawings by Jiri Trnka. "No book of fairy tales is complete without its magic spells, enchanted princesses and deeds of daring. But in this collection of tales from Bohemia the familiar strains of fantasy are mixed with unusual touches of the humorous and the bizarre. In these stories you will meet the old childless couple who are given a hedgehog for a son; the magic whistle which can summon birds, animals and fish; the fiddle whose music is so spellbinding that whoever hears it must dance; and a white goose which turns into a beautiful girl. You will read of the twelve brothers' adventures when they find a magic castle and meet the twelve enchanted princesses; the dog Toby who tricks the wolf, and the clever cobbler who manages to outwit the devil. There is the story of the prince who finds a greyhound and a magic pouch, and the story of a blacksmith who works hard for a strange reward. These traditional favorites of Czech and Moravian storytellers have been virtually unknown until now in this country, and their translation and retelling are done with skill and charm." Small crease/bump to bottom corner of pages 21 to 32, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is prive-clipped, has a few tiny dents on front panel, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, several edge tears with creases, area of laminate loss at top corner of front panel at flap-fold, jacket protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES., Kennedy, C. Fairn.
10 Kennedy, C. Fairn. AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES.
Toronto Second Story Graphics 1979 Soft Cover Very Good Nancy Jackson. 
96 pp, 7 3/8" H. B&w drawings. A group of short stories on the themes of elves, stars, eagles, insects, princesses, etc. The author was born on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Contents: Against the Grain; Thane and the Sheepdogs; A Dream of the Insect; The Boy and the Eagle; The Old Man; The Little Star That Came to Earth. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light soiling on covers, small sticker mark (residue) on rear cover, tiny dent on front edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHOEING RIGHT:  ADVICE TO HORSE OWNERS FROM A WORKING FARRIER., Krolick, David.
11 Krolick, David. SHOEING RIGHT: ADVICE TO HORSE OWNERS FROM A WORKING FARRIER.
Breakthrough, Ossining, New York, 1991, 5th printing. 
200 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 0914327399 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Chapter headings: General considerations; Anatomy and physiology; When to trim and shoe; Preparing for the shoer; Sizing up a trim; Sizing up a shoeing j ob; Lameness and other problems; Discovering choices: Handmade vs. "keg" shoes; An inside view; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom edge o f r e a r c o ver and some pages. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE AMBER RING., May, Milos.  Translated by Vladimir Varecha.
12 May, Milos. Translated by Vladimir Varecha. TALES OF THE AMBER RING.
London B. Mitchell / Orbis 1985 0856135313 / 9780856135316 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Petr Sis. 
191 pp, 11 1/4" H. Translated from the Czech. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. "These marvellous tales come from the faraway Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as from Finland. They are full of earthy humour as well as heroism and romance. They range from court to farmyard, from heaven to hell. the characters are unusually true to life, even unexpectedly so. God Himself is portrayed as being sometimes grumpy, sometimes angry, and very human. The Devil and his cohorts appear frequently, sometimes tricking men, more often being tricked by them. One intriguing aspect of these stories is the way so many of them lead on to another: just as you think you have reached the end, something new happens, and the protagonist is off again. These are among the most intriguing tales ever set down for children, because they do not end with simple morals or easy solutions. Each story creates a world of its own, one which you are unlikely to have encountered before, or ever to find again." One tiny corner bump, small light scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small soiling mark on rear panel, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MARY'S MEANDERINGS:  LANCASHIRE DIALECT VERSE BY MARY SMITH., Smith, Mary.  Inscribed by author.  Introduction by R.G. Shepherd.
13 Smith, Mary. Inscribed by author. Introduction by R.G. Shepherd. MARY'S MEANDERINGS: LANCASHIRE DIALECT VERSE BY MARY SMITH.
Self-published, 1981. 
55 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "MY BEST WISHES, MARY". B&w drawings. The author kept the village shop in Weeton, Lancashire and here records many of her memories in the local dialect. Interior - small an d tiny corner creases on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing and soiling, light wear on spine, bottom edge of covers is 1/8" shorter than textblock . V e r y G ood- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD.  (CONTAINS:  LARK RISE / OVER TO CANDLEFORD / CANDLEFORD GREEN)., Thompson, Flora (1876-1947).  Introduction by Kathryn Hughes.
14 Thompson, Flora (1876-1947). Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD. (CONTAINS: LARK RISE / OVER TO CANDLEFORD / CANDLEFORD GREEN).
London Folio Society 2009 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good Sue Scullard. 
512 pp, 9 1/2" H. Medium green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decoration, front/rear boards with colour illustration by Sue Scullard. Cream endpapers, b&w illustrations. "This edition follows that of the single-volume (Oxford) edition of 1945, with minor emendations." The basis of the charming BBC series, this fictionalized autobiography follows the life of 'Laura', a bookish, nature-loving child as she grows up in the hamlet of Lark Rise (Juniper Hill, Oxfordshire) towards the end of the 19th century. We are introduced to all the characters of the hamlet - Queenie, who keeps bees and makes lace, her husband, Twister, who beat her only once and never again, Caroline Arles, who never lets the lack of money stand in the way of a good time, the quiet Methodists, Old Sally with the most amazing garden, etc. Fathers and mothers work hard to keep the ever-arriving children fed and clothed and Laura tells us much about how this was achieved. We watch her go off to school in the 'mother village', visit relatives in the much larger and more prosperous Candleford and finally begin her working life at the post office in Candleford Green under the benevolent supervision of Dorcas Lane. Light rubbing/wear at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, crease across spine approx. 1/2" up from the bottom edge. Slipcase has a very small bump at bottom rear edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PAUL BUNYAN:  THE WORK GIANT., Turney, Ida Virginia.
15 Turney, Ida Virginia. PAUL BUNYAN: THE WORK GIANT.
Portland, Oregon Binfords and Mort 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Norma Madge Lyon & Harold L. Price. 
Unpaginated (approx. 80 pp), 10 7/8" H. From the Colophon: "The first edition consists of three thousand copies, the initial 500 of which are numbered, and this is number _____." No number is inserted. Pictorial map endpapers, color illustrations throughout. "Paul Bunyan is America's very own folk character. He did not spring from the legends of our English ancestors, nor from the Indian myths, but like America herself - of which he is a symbol - he just grew. Paul, like our countrymen, started on the East coast - in the Maine woods to be exact. As the nation grew, so did Paul and Babe, his faithful Blue Ox. Their first westward move was to the land of Hiawatha and the Great Lakes. Paul in his enthusiasm thought the great White Pine forests of Michigan and Wisconsin would last forever; but alas, they were soon exhausted, due to fire and wasteful exploitation. More careful this time, but still filled with a mighty urge for Logging - Paul went south into the Long Pine country. He even made the Mississippi his own private waterway, but again he and Babe got the wanderlust. This time they headed for the great Douglas Fir forest of the Pacific Northwest. Like the nation of which he is the symbol, Paul found this last western frontier a satisfying and soul stirring challenge. Here he and Babe could do more than Logging. Here were canals to dig, Bridges to construct, Dams to erect, Mountains and Glaciers to conquer. At last, 'Paul Bunyan the Work Giant' - like America, has come of age." Very small area of ink offset at top corner of free front endpaper (from dust jacket flap), book is slightly cracked at a few places, book is lightly cocked, bump at bottom corner of boards, light edge wear, one page leaf has small finger print smudges at top & bottom corners. Dust jacket has price inked out on front fla; has edge wear with tears, chips and creases; moderate soiling; a few tiny scuffs; large chip at bottom of spine and front hinge; 2" old tape stain on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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